Haptoglobin

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Haptoglobin

(Science: protein) acid _2 plasma glycoprotein that binds to oxyhaemoglobin that is free in the plasma and the complex is then removed in the liver.

Tetrameric (2 _, 2 _ subunits): the existence of two different _ chains in humans means that haptoglobins can exist in three variants in heterozygotes.